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Our Top Summer Reads

It’s that time of year again… As school winds to a close, Solterra students can get ready to kick back and relax with our top summer reads for all ages. ELEMENTARY Me, Frida, and the Secret is the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes A novel that teaches readers about heritage, art, and family through the

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Five Ways Parents Can Prevent Cyberbullying

In 2021, children are more likely to be victims of online bullying than ever before.  Cyberbullying can wreak emotional devastation on your child’s mental health and manifest in real-life spaces, such as school or work.  By staying informed and taking an active role in monitoring their child’s online behavior, parents can reduce the likelihood of

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Our Top Five Summer Safety Tips

The end of the school year has finally arrived and many of us are more eager to get outdoors than ever before. Whether you’re heading to the park, the woods, or the beach, make sure your family is equipped to adventure safely. Know the signs of heat exhaustion. Heat stroke is preceded by lesser symptoms

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Six Ways to Teach Kids with Special Needs about Money

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other neurological differences may have trouble wrapping their heads around the concept of money.  Many of us, even as adults, ask the question, “What gives money value?”  Teaching your child how to count and manage their own funds can lend them a sense of independence and confidence.  Here’s how

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Tips for Going on Vacations with Your Special Needs Child

NOTE:  Remember that social distancing, avoiding large groups and mask-wearing will be easier for the child to continue doing when they return home if these practices have remained consistent while away.   The weather is getting warmer and the days are getting longer.  As you make summer plans for your family, you’re probably already asking

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The Relationship between Learning Disability and Mental Illness

Contrary to common misconception, learning disabilities are not a form of mental illness: in fact, both terms have very specific meanings and suggest entirely different forms of intervention.  Mental illnesses can appear in almost anyone at any time, and can present symptoms that respond well to treatment.  Learning disabilities remain largely consistent throughout the lifespan. 

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